It was a two-for-one win for the South Whidbey High School tennis team as the Falcons stopped host Coupeville 4-1 Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Not only did South Whidbey start the season by defeating its rivals, it also collected a conference win in the process.
“Good first-match win for us,” coach Karyle Kramer said.
Levi Buck “looked solid” in capturing first singles 6-1, 6-4, Kramer said.
Ranger Buck and Max Rodriguez rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 win in first doubles.
“I was impressed with Ranger and Max, two sophomores coming back from a set down to win in the third,” Kramer said. “They kept their poise incredibly well.”
Emmett Layman and Jordan Wu played in their first varsity match and “handled it well,” Kramer said, as the Falcon pair won in third doubles 6-2, 6-2.
South Whidbey won the second singles match by forfeit, and Ian Maddux and Ben Roughsedge fell in second doubles 6-4, 6-3.
South Whidbey plays its home opener at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, against Bush.